DHUBRI: A comprehensive booklet titled Dhubri Heritage was formally released by former Principal of Bhola Nath College, Prof. Girindra Nath Goswami at the Dhubri Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall on Saturday.
The booklet was brought out by Eastern Panorama, a news magazine authored by Bijoy Kumar Sharma which explores not only the heritage sites of Dhubri town but all the important historical, heritage and religious sites of Dhubri district.
Editor of Eastern Panorama, Harsh Jhunjhunwala, while addressing the meeting, spoke about the commitment of the magazine towards preservation and protection of heritage sites. “We are living in the digital age and I feel all these historical and heritage materials need to be digitalized. We are seriously working on this idea,” Jhunjhunwala said.
Speaking as the chief guest, Prof. Goswami lauded the efforts of the publication house to bring out a complied edition of Dhubri Heritage and opined that this would go a long way to showcase the glorious past of this district. “This booklet is worth preserving and will be a handbook for the new generation as without knowing our local history, we stand nowhere,” Goswami observed.
Principal of Bhola Nath College, Dr. Dhruba Chakrabortty, while addressing the meeting, said that the glorious past of this part of Assam was almost forgotten. “But with constant efforts put forward by some people to highlight the importance of this place, things seem to be changing and days are not far when Dhubri district will regain its past glory,” Dr Chakrabortty said.
Secretary general of Dr. Panna Lal Oswal Memorial Committee and state vice-president of BJP, Bimal Oswal said that these heritage sites of Dhubri need to be preserved and protected for the promotion of tourism.
A retired SBI official, Partha Pradip Dutta read out a letter of gratitude in appreciation of the initiative taken by the news magazine while academician, writer and social worker Dr. Saradindu Banerjee spoke in appreciation of the booklet. Nearly 55 dignitaries from all fields took part in the meeting and expressed their support to preserve, protect and promote the history and heritage of Dhubri district.